QUEENIE / FAKA

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The video is produced and directed by Jabu Nadia Newman and Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose, for Queenie, a track by  FAKA (Desire Marea and Fela Gucci), produced by Angel-Ho. The music video asserts POC queer and trans bodies, in various milestones, through the use of portraiture. The key themes explored are the family unit, growth, representation and the significance of the portrait. Ultimately the video is a celebration and collaboration of queer and trans bodies.


BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOGRAPHY: DANIEL WALTON



DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY:
JABU NADIA NEWMAN AND LUVUYO EQUIANO NYAWOSE
FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: MZONKE MALONEY
SECOND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: WAKO SEFARA
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: SIPHIWE MYEZA
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: PIERRE DE VILLIERS
FOCUS PULLER: PETER VAN DER BUYL
GAFFER/GRIPS: ETTIENNE FOURIE
LOADER: SHELBY NCUBE
CINE ASSISTANTS: THANDIE GULA-NDEBELEAND KIMBLE COCKRELL
PRODUCTION DESIGN: CHRISTINA LEIGH FORTUNEAND NALEDI ASIA MARIRI
PRODUCTION MANAGER: SIMOA NANGLE AND DAIN SISAM
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: COMFO MYAMBO
ASSISTANT SET DRESSER: THOMAS PRETORIUS
COSTUME DESIGN AND STYLING: QUAID STEPHEN HENEKEAND SARAH HUGO-HAMMAN
HAIR AND MAKE-UP: MARCHAY LINDEROTHAND ANDREA KLO
FOOD STYLIST: ALIX-ROSE COWIE
ASSISTANT FOOD STYLIST: AMBER ROSE COWIE
EDITOR: JESSIE VILJOEN
COLOURIST: MATTHEW WAKANDA DANIELS
SOUND DESIGN: LUIS ALBERTO TRUJILLO GARRIDO
MASTERED AT WELCOME PARK STUDIO
VFX: BLAKE PRINSLOO
TITLE CREDITS BY: TYLA MASON
STILLS PHOTOGRAPHY: DANIEL WALTON

STARRING
FAKA(DESIRE MAREAAND FELA GUCCI)
ANGEL VALERIO
KALO CANTERBURY
GITHAN COOPOO
VUSI MAKATSI
THANDIE GULA-NDEBELE
LUKE
MZIYANDA
HEEDI SEDGWICK

FEATURING
QUAID STEPHEN HENEKE
DANIEL WALTON
NODIGGITY (NICKITA MAESELA, JORDS VAN DER WESTHUIZENVAN DER)
DUNCAN GOSLING
BRANDON FOURIE

VOICE NOTES
NKULEY
MZIYANDA
LUVUYO

SPECIAL THANKS TO, MICHAEL OAK WALDORF SCHOOL, RICHARD COX, PROTAGONIST FILMS, 2+3 POST PRODUCTIONS, STATIC BLACK MEDIA, ROBERTO DEFARIA FROM ZER021, FRANCOIS VENTER, 7FILMS AND DADA KHANYISA

ASSORTED CLOTHING SPONSORED BY ASSEBLIEF AND ALGORITHM ARCHIVE
TAPESTRY BY: SIWA MGOBOZA
EARRINGS BY: GITHAN COOPOO
HATS BY: THE REAL CRYSTAL BIRCH

GEAR SPONSORED BY PANAVISION CAPE TOWNAND PANALUX

GO TO SIYAKAKA.COM TO SEE MORE OF FAKA’S WORK.

THE FILM IS REALIZED IN COLLABORATION WITH “GOETHE-INSTITUT PROJECT SPACE” (GPS). GPS IS A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ROVING PROJECT SPACE WHICH SUPPORTS WORK REALIZED ALL OVER SOUTH AFRICA RANGING FROM WORKSHOPS TO EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES; INCLUDING VISUAL ART, LITERATURE, FILM, MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRE PROJECTS. MORE INFORMATION ON GOETHE.DE/JOBURG/GPGOETHE-INSTITUT JOHANNESBURG